- "I repeat, we're under attack, We're shutting the port. Any vessels alongside- we're getting them out as fast as we can."
- —PHM to all vessels in the port
The Battle of Porta Ogari was one of the first engagements on the surface between the COG and Locust Horde. Porta Ogari was attacked along with almost every other major Seran city across the surface in a single day in an event that would later be called Emergence Day. A young Dizzy Wallin watched the refineries of Ogari explode during the battle from the deck of the Betancourt Star while a single NCOG ship raced to the port's defense. The crew of the Star believed that the Pendulum Wars started again and the ceasefire was a ruse, but the Locust emerged and declared war on humanity.